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Matt is the owner and chief-editor of the Footy Blog, one of the UK's leading football news blogs.

Match Fixing In The UK

match fixing asia

The BBC have recently reported that one of the Champions League matches that is under investigation due to match fixing involving a group in Asia was played in the United Kingdom. Europol have been investigating the alleged crime for the past 18 months and say that they suspect World Cup and European qualifiers as well as several top matches in …

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Best Football Moments – In 1 Picture

football moments

Bring your head about 10 inches closer to the screen before viewing the image below – it displays some of the most memorable moments in football history, all on the pitch at the same time (hence the bad resolution).

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The Footbonaut Video

The Footbonaut Borussia Dortmund

How much I’d give to have one of these machines – Borrusia Dortmund invested a huge sum of money in creating the “Footbonaut”, a machine which trains their players to improve their touch, passing, and other important attributes.

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The Best Football Quiz in the World

Free football quiz

Fancy trying your luck on Footy Blog’s very own Football Quiz? The quiz is an interactive video on YouTube, there are 30 questions some of them photo identification and some video clips. Most questions are based around the Premier League, you can give the quiz a go by following the instructions on the video below! Let me know if you …

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Arsenal’s comedy defending

arsenal's comedy defending

Here’s a video doing the rounds on the global webosphere, featuring Arsenal‘s comedy defending during their 2-2 draw with Liverpool last night. Steve Bould can’t have had too many laughs watching this video, count the mistakes.

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Paul Scholes has car stolen whilst de-icing it

scholes car stolen

Man United legend Paul Scholes has had his grey Chevrolet estate stolen whilst waiting for his windscreen to defrost on a chilly Manchester morning. Scholes’ car was taken at around 8am from Oldham when he left the engine running to help heat it. Police have warned that many “opportunist” thieves will target people who leave the keys in the ignition …

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Joe Hart lookalike

Joe Hart lookalike

Check out the Joe Hart double, also known as James Van Der Beek, an American actor most known for his role as Dawson in Dawson’s Creek.

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Barcelona’s tribute to Xavi

Xavi best of

The best playmaker ever? Such a brilliant player to watch, a role model for children around the world. Xavi Hernandez is one of the most intelligent and talented footballers to have ever played, and here is Barcelona‘s own tribute to their living legend. Check out the alternative fan-made version below the first video.

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Footballers and depression

collymore depression

Just a quick note to say there’s a great read available on the We Are Free Agents website available here written on the subject of mental health and depression in football. The article follows on with the recent news of Man City starlet Michael Johnson retiring from the game at just 24 years of age following a difficult period of …

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Nile Ranger Best Of Video

Ranger money photo

Here’s a little compilation showing the best (and worst) of Newcastle United and former England-U19 international Nile Ranger. Ranger was recently accused of raping a woman in a hotel room in Newcastle, and has been involved in an armed robbery, accused of assault, criminal damage, being drunk and disorderly, posting a homophobic message on Twitter, and just being a dick …

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